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2014 Wiscasset Speedway Pro-Stock “Rookie of the Year”, Maggie Ferland, is getting ready for another season at Maine’s fastest track. “I will continue to race at Wiscasset that will be my home track for this year. I will also be traveling to other tracks in Maine and all over New England with Billy Penfold, my racing mentor. I will still be gaining more dirt experience at Volusia speedway in the spring and winter.”

So how has Maggie been keeping busy in the off season, she has been racing of course. “I have raced at Volusia Speedway in Florida. Volusia Speedway is a dirt track. I enjoy racing there and gaining experience, it is a lot different than asphalt. At school, I’ve been playing basketball and joining extra curriculums, such as the math team, art and the leadership club.” Read Full Article →

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Tasha Dyer, of Arrowsic, ME., will be back this season racing in the Super Streets Series, at Wiscasset Speedway. So what has the driver of the #32 car been doing in the off season? “Traveling the eastern seaboard, spending time with friends & family and getting ready for the 2015 racing season!”

Opening day at Wiscasset for the Super Streets in on April 18th, so is the 32 car all set for the green flag? “No, unfortunately. We’re just getting my new car out of the snow bank this weekend.”

The race divisions at Wiscasset Speedway are divided into two groups which alternating racing every other week. “Being a racer, my ideal schedule is to race every weekend. However, with the possibility of wrecking and having a life outside of racing, having the week in between every race gives us time to work on the car after a bad wreck and have some family time in between.” Read Full Article →

ACTWaterbury, VT – American Canadian Tour officials have announced a New Champions Program for the ACT U.S. Tour in 2015. The program is a revival of the old New Champions point standings from the former ACT Pro Stock Tour in the 1980s and early 1990s.

The ACT New Champions Program will include any driver who has not won more than one ACT U.S., Série ACT or special ACT-sanctioned event prior to the start of the 2015 season and is approved by ACT. The program will award eligible drivers points and year-end monies based on a separate point system for each ACT U.S. point-counting event they attend and attempt to qualify for. A point fund has been established for this program.

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11 year old Kate Re of Lovell, Maine is getting ready for the 2015 race season in the Junior Sportsman Division, at Richmond Karting Speedway. “I’m excited to start the racing season and am almost ready. The karts are mostly ready having participated in two motorsports shows this winter – Northeast Motorsports Expo and Racin’ Preview 2015. We still have some mechanical work to do but we are ready for the most part.”

Even in the off season, the Re race team has been gearing up for race new season. “We did a couple car shows in the off season, helping to support Richmond Karting Speedway. I’ve also done a lot of snowmobiling and we’ve been getting some new safety equipment for the upcoming season.” Read Full Article →

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida – After competing in the Florida Governors Cup and the Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna late last year and early in 2015, the Derek Griffith race team were gearing up for their most successful speedweeks to date.

Unfortunately, after a lap one skirmish that left the No 12 Mom’s of Manchester Toyota Camry on the wrecker back in the pits, the young New Hampshire driver had a lot to think about.

I hated what happened on lap one, Louie [Crew Chief Louie Mechalides] put such a good car under me, for us to get wrecked on lap one was terrible. Read Full Article →

NEMA-LogoBROCKTON, Mass. — Established haunts make up the 2015 Northeastern Midget Association schedule, including a return to White Mountain Motorsports Park after an absence of many years and the season opener at Evans Mills Motorsports Park on May 23rd.

As NEMA President Russ Stoehr puts the finishing touches on the final schedule, there are 12 races currently on the NEMA agenda while the NEMA Lites will make 12 stops in what will be the club’s 63rd consecutive season, making it New England’s oldest sanctioning body.  There is a possibility additional races will be added to one or both schedules at a later date.
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NEMST Returns To Beech Ridge With PASS Tour May 2nd

The upcoming 2015 season, and 7th in NEMST history, continues to offer something for everyone in the new year. Following announcements of two dates at the historic Oxford Plains Speedway and a brand new event at the 1.7 mile Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Road Course the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour is returning to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME. The announcement brings current drivers back to a facility that has been missed over the past 3 tour seasons.
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Dick Berggren to be Inducted Into Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame

August, ME: The Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame has announced that on April 4, 2015 Dick Berggren, President of the Racing History Preservation Group (RHPG) that is the parent company of the North East Motor Sports Museum, will be inducted.

Dick will be one of six inductees who have influenced motorsports in Maine. He made his mark on the sport in his #80 Super Modified at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in the mid-1970s and raced Modifieds there in the early 1980s. As editor of Stock Car Racing Magazine and later his own Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, he put Maine motorsports on the national stage with his stories about Beech Ridge, the Oxford 250 and Maine racing personalities. In total, only 80 other significant Maine racing figures have been inductee into the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame.
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OPS Oxford Plains Speedway2015 Oxford 250 Entry Forms, PASS Registrations Now Available Online

NAPLES, ME (December 10) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced that entry forms for the 42nd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway are now available online at ProAllStarsSeries.com. The 42nd Annual Oxford 250 is slated for August 28-30, 2015 and will once again continue its distinction as the richest single day motorsports event in the world with over $25,000 going to the winner of the PASS Super Late Model race.
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16-year old Reid Lanpher of Manchester has wrapped up his 2014 racing season. The Maranacook High School Junior recently attended his first NASCAR Whelen All American Series banquet where he was honored as Rookie of The Year and for his 2nd place finish in points for the Pro-Division.
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